NASA launches a rover to study ice sheets in Greenland

05/3/2013 | Our Amazing Planet

NASA's newest rover, Grover, is exploring the icy landscape of Greenland to better understand their structure, and how quickly they are melting. The 6-foot-tall, 800-pound rover will use ground-penetrating radar as it roams the area until June 8. Using past snow accumulation data, scientists will compare that with how much ice is melting, contributing to rising sea levels.

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